Verdi: La forza del destino

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Verdi: La forza del destino

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26th March 2012




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Verdi: La forza del destino

Live Recording from The Mariinsky Theatre, 1998

Galina Gorchakova (Leonora), Nikolai Putilin (Don Carlo), Gegam Grigorian (Don Alvaro), Marianna Tarasova (Preziosilla), Grigory Karasev (Marchese di Calatrava) & Sergei Alexashkin (Padre Guardiano)

The Kirov Chorus and Orchestra, Valéry Gergiev (conductor) & Elijah Moshinsky (stage director)

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Costume Design by PETER J. HALL

Production in the original St. Petersburg version of 1862.

Giuseppe Verdi’s drama of love and destiny in times of war remains one of the best–known operas by this Italian master. In the „Milan version“ of 1867 it has become an essential part of the repertoire of great opera houses, both in Europe and further afield. This DVD video recording, however, is quite distinct from the numerous other recordings available: the conductor Valery Gergiev has used the rarely–heard original 1862 version, composed for St. Petersburg, and containing wonderfully dramatic scenes and arias later deleted from the „Milan version“. And furthermore, the stage–set for this 1998 live recording in the Mariinsky Theatre recreates the original designs produced by Andreas Roller for the St. Petersburg premiere over 130 years ago.

Sound Format: PCM Stereo

Picture Format: 16:9

DVD Format: DVD 9, NTSC

Subtitle Languages: GB, DE, FR, NL, SP

Running Time: 160 mins

FSK: 0

BBC Music Magazine

June 2012


“We have here Verdi's original score, not the later, familiar revision. Moshinsky's staging also recreates the 1862 visuals, which give an exciting account of the quality of a period piece.”

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